Tuesday, November 7th, 2017


Langer Looks to Sweep Playoffs with Victory at Season-Culminating Charles
Schwab Cup Championship, as Top-5 in Standings Control Own Outcome 

Blue Bay LPGA Marks Penultimate Event of Season (Tuesday-Friday
in Primetime); Final Chance to Position for CME Group Tour Championship 

Fleetwood Leads Race to Dubai as European Tour
Shifts to South Africa for Nedbank Golf Challenge 

Fowler Leads Field at OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Mexico as Perez Defends

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 7, 2017) – The PGA TOUR Champions will crown a season-long victor this week at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Arizona. Bernhard Langer – winner of the first two playoff events and leader in the standings – will look to sweep the playoffs with a third consecutive victory, however, each of the players in the top-5 would win the Charles Schwab Cup with a victory on Sunday. The LPGA Tour is in China this week for the penultimate event of its season, and it marks the final opportunity for players to improve their position ahead of next week’s CME Group Tour Championship in Naples. The European Tour also stages its penultimate event of the season with the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa, where leader in the Race to Dubai – Tommy Fleetwood – is in the field. The PGA TOUR is in Mexico for the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, where Rickie Fowler leads the field, while 22-year-old Cameron Champ makes his professional debut and 2016 champion Pat Perez defends.


Charles Schwab Cup Championship
Dates: Nov. 10-12
Venue: Phoenix Country Club, Phoenix, Ariz.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Friday              4-7 p.m. (Live) / 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Saturday replay)
Saturday          4-7 p.m. (Live) / 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Sunday replay)
Sunday            4-6:30 p.m. (Live) / 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Langer leads group of five players controlling own outcome with a win: Bernhard Langer is atop the Charles Schwab Cup points list following his victories in the first two playoff events. He is among the five players in the field this week who will automatically win the Charles Schwab Cup with a victory at Phoenix Country Club: 1) Bernhard Langer; 2) Scott McCarron; 3) Kenny Perry; 4) Miguel Angel Jimenez; 5) Kevin Sutherland.
Goydos defends: Paul Goydos finished two shots ahead of Bernhard Langer to earn his fourth PGA TOUR Champions victory.
Headlining the field: Bernhard Langer, Scott McCarron, Kenny Perry, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Kevin Sutherland, Jerry Kelly, Colin Montgomerie, Brandt Jobe, Vijay Singh and Fred Couples.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
Host: Rich Lerner
Play by Play: Whit Watson
Analyst: Lanny Wadkins
Tower: John Mahaffey
On-Course: Billy Ray Brown / John Cook


Blue Bay LPGA
Dates: Nov. 8-11
Venue: Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Club, Hainan Island, China

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Tuesday           11 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live) / 3:30-7 a.m. (Wednesday replay)
Wednesday     11 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live) / 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Thursday replay)
Thursday         11 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live) / 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Friday replay)
Friday              11 p.m.-3 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast notes:
Coverage airing live (Tuesday-Friday) in late primetime: In order to allow players adequate time to return to the United States for next week’s CME Group Tour Championship, the event this week will be contested from Wednesday-Saturday (local), and air live, in late primetime in the United States, Tuesday-Friday. This week also serves as the final opportunity for players to improve their positioning ahead of the CME Group Tour Championship, where those in the top-5 of the Race to the CME Globe at week’s end automatically will win the season-long prize with a victory next week.
New World No. 1 Park headlines the field: Sung Hyun Park leads the field at Blue Bay after becoming the new No. 1 player in the Rolex Women’s World Rankings yesterday.
Lee defends: Minjee Lee finished one shot ahead of Jessica Korda to claim her third LPGA Tour win.
Headlining the field: Sung Hyun Park, Shanshan Feng, Anna Nordqvist, I.K Kim, Ariya Jutanugarn, Minjee Lee, Michelle Wie, Lizette Salas and Jessica Korda. 

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
Play by Play: Peter Donegan
Analyst: Kate Burton
On-Course: Alison Whitaker / Sandy MacKenzie


Nedbank Golf Challenge
Dates: Nov. 9-12
Venue: Gary Player Country Club, Sun City, South Africa

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         3-9 a.m. (Live)
Friday              3-9 a.m. (Live)
Saturday          3-9 a.m. (Live)
Sunday            3-9 a.m. (Live)

Broadcast notes:
Noren defends: Alex Noren finished six strokes clear of the field to earn his fourth European Tour victory of the 2016 season.
Headlining the field: Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Ross Fisher, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Alex Noren, Francesco Molinari, Bernd Wiesberger, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Paul Dunne.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
Host: Scott Walker
Play by Play: Dougie Donnelly
Analyst: Sam Torrance / Denis Hutchinson
Tower: Dale Hayes
On-Course: Julian Tutt


OHL Classic at Mayakoba
Dates: Nov. 9-12
Venue: Maykoba Resort (El Camaleon Golf Club), Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern)
Thursday         1-4 p.m. (Live) / 4:30-7:30 p.m. (Replay)
Friday              1-4 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-10:30 p.m. (Replay)
Saturday          1-4 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-10:30 p.m. (Replay)
Sunday            1-4 p.m. (Live) / 7:30-10:30 p.m. (Replay)

Broadcast Notes:
Champ making PGA TOUR debut as a professional: Cameron Champ – standout collegiate golfer at Texas A&M – has decided to forego his final semester of eligibility to turn professional, and he’ll make his debut this week on a sponsor’s exemption.
Perez defends: Pat Perez finished two shots ahead of Gary Woodland to win for the second time on the PGA TOUR.
Headlining the field: Rickie Fowler, Pat Perez, Zach Johnson, Chesson Hadley, Si Woo Kim, Patrick Reed, Jhonattan Vegas, Gary Woodland, Cameron Champ and Sam Saunders.

Golf Channel Broadcast Team
Play by Play: Terry Gannon
Analyst: David Duval
Tower: Curt Byrum / Phil Blackmar
On-Course: Jerry Foltz / Kay Cockerill
Interviews: George Savaricas

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